The Parks Branch of the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Wildlife Tree Committee has undertaken a modification of the existing Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessment Course for forestry operations. This course is developed and designed specifically for parks, recreations sites, and other municipal settings where there may be exposure to potentially dangerous trees. Participants will learn how to identify wildlife and dangerous trees, and determine steps necessary to enhance worker/public safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees. This two-day course combines both classroom sessions and field practice in a local park or municipal setting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify potential habitat, determine which trees are safe and dangerous in various settings, determine if dangerous trees should be removed or modified, and establish hazard zones. This certification is recognized by WorkSafeBC.
On successful completion of the two-day course, the certified assessor will be competent in the following outcomes.
- Identifying important attributes of wildlife/danger trees
- Assessing trees for their potential as wildlife habitat
- Assessing trees for their failure potential
Full course: $455
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